Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jello Brain

Usually when we watch the Super Bowl I'm totally into the new commercials, probably because normally I'm not totally engaged with the game itself. This year, I was so focused on the actual gridiron action I ended up not really noticing many of the commercials! Our neighbors J and Julie came over to watch the game with us, so I ended up chatting with them during most of the breaks and only catching a few of the new ads here and there.

One of the commercials we did actually see was the Hulu.com commercial with Alec Baldwin. I thought it was flipping hilarious. Alec Baldwin is a comedic genius and I happen to love Hulu as well. In case you missed the commercial, you can check it out below. You can also check out all the rest of the Super Bowl commercials here!

The funny thing about this commercial is that it totally applies to my life right now. Normally, I'm not much of a TV watcher. Over the last several years the only thing I've watched consistently is The Office. I was kind of proud to say that it was the only show on my Tivo season pass schedule. However, in the last couple of weeks I've started watching new episodes of Burn Notice with Chad, old episodes of Chuck after purchasing the first season DVD, and embarrassingly, the new season of 24, which I'd actually managed to avoid for the last several seasons! I'm turning into a TV junkie and my brain is turning to jello!

Even aside from my rotting brain, I really don't like to watch TV that much. It makes me feel so unproductive that I don't find it relaxing. Generally speaking, if I'm watching TV at all I have to be doing something else at the same time to make up for my laziness. So in my defense, while watching these shows I've almost always been exercising, eating lunch/dinner, editing/uploading dog pics, blogging or snuggling with my husband. Yes, snuggling with my husband is an important productive activity that I'm hoping will help to counteract my mushy TV brain!


amber said...

That was my favorite commercial too! My 2nd favorite was the Taco Bell speed dating one. Says something about my sense of humor I suppose. I like odd, random, and/or sarcastic things.

Tish said...

i'm starting to feel that way about tv too and it scares me because i've ALWAYS been a tv junkie. what the heck is happening to me?!